Available now in my Etsy shop.
Just finished another batch of hats. Available now in my Etsy shop.
I’ve been having fun making some printables again. This time, I made some perfume and hand lotion boxes for Barbie and friends. The pdf file and instructions can be downloaded from my Etsy shop, hankiechic.etsy.com.
Just in time for the Queen’s jubilee celebration is a new crop of hats and fascinators for your favorite doll. Available now in my Etsy shop.
I spent an enjoyable day hand sewing hats and trimming with a variety of flowers. Hats are now available in my Etsy shop.
A couple of weeks ago, I found this Hallmark Kiddie Car Classic in an antique shop. I thought it might be about the right size for a Chelsea or Kelly doll, and discovered it fits Chelsea perfectly! I’m not sure if Hallmark still makes these, but you can find plenty of options on eBay.
Barbie Fan Club chairs are getting harder and harder to find, and when I do find them, prices are high. These may be the last BFC chairs I get to refurbish, so I went all out. Hand painted in gold, each features a cushion made from a vintage hand embroidered handkerchief. The style of embroidery is called petit point, which is like needlepoint but on a much smaller scale. I can’t imagine sewing each stitch over one thread of the fabric! All three chairs are available now in my Etsy shop.
Believe it or not, I actually took time to do some room shopping and wander the sales room at the GAW Barbie Convention. I didn’t make it to every room, but I did find some treasures.
Available now in my Etsy shop are these vintage Susy Goose Barbie furniture pieces, which have been lovingly refurbished and painted.
5 days until we leave for the GAW Barbie convention … and I’m still working on last minute projects. I decided it was time to repaint some circa 1963 vintage Susy Goose Barbie furniture. I have two vanities (Skipper and Barbie) and a piano that are getting refurbished. After removing the music box, I had to do the dreaded soak and scrub to remove the gross red flocking from inside the piano.
I settled on Willow Mist for the base paint color … it’s a pale blush color that leans a little toward lavender. Then I’m accenting with treasure gold, pearl white and pearl pink. After 8 hours of painting, I’m ready for a break. I’ll finish the pieces tomorrow with a coat of sealer and then add new mirrors and seat cushions.